“Rebels & Angels” is from forthcoming album
It goes without saying that Terry McBride is one of Nashville’s most well-respected singer-songwriters. When you combine his songwriting talents with those of the incomparable Chris Stapleton, the creation of a masterpiece is sure to ensue. Pair his quintessential vocals with those of the iconic Patty Loveless, and the song creates a vocal event practically made in heaven. Such is the case with Terry McBride’s second single and title track to his upcoming album, Rebels & Angels. The single portrays an observation of young love through the eyes of parents who were once in a similar situation themselves, proving opposites attract, patterns repeat generationally and love can last a lifetime. Fans can listen to the new single at all digital outlets.
“I wrote this song a few years ago with Chris Stapleton but it’s one of those songs that I continued pulling up and listening to,” McBride shares about the track. “As a ballad and a waltz, this song had no chance of being cut but it was a favorite of mine. One day, while listening and singing along, I thought the song might work as a duet so I reached out to my longtime friend and former producer at MCA, Tony Brown to see if he would contact Patty Loveless for me. She was my first and only choice and after hearing the song she graciously said ‘Yes!’ The rest is history, as they say.”
“Rebels & Angels” further builds the anticipation of McBride’s upcoming album of the same name. The ten song project, produced by Luke Laird, is set for release on October 23rd and is available for pre-order now.
As one of Nashville’s most established performers, McBride has forged an impressive four-decade career in country music as an entertainer, songwriter and musician. Along the way he’s worked with legends like Brooks and Dunn and Delbert McClinton, written countless hit songs and participated in the country revolution in the ‘90s leading a hit-making band, yet he’s waited until now to emerge as a solo artist. His dynamic set list blends new material, familiar songs he’s written for others, and modern classics like “Sacred Ground,” the signature hit from his band McBride & the Ride.
Growing up outside Austin, Texas, McBride always wanted to be in his father’s band, finally getting the coveted spot after auditioning once he graduated high school. The early ‘80s brought him to Austin where he secured a job as a bass player with Delbert McClinton. Eventually making his way to Nashville and forging a solid friendship with Ronnie Dunn, McBride is named as a co-writer on 13 of Brooks & Dunn’s singles, with an overall 25 cuts with the duo. This rich catalog includes the No. 1 smash, “Play Something Country,” as well as Brooks & Dunn’s two duets with Reba McEntire: “If You See Him/If You See Her” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” He also placed songs with Garth Brooks, Easton Corbin, Josh Gracin, Cole Swindell, Gretchen Wilson and many others. In addition, McBride and Chris Stapleton co-wrote “Gonna Come Back as a Country Song” for Alan Jackson.
After nearly 20 years away from the spotlight, McBride has spent the last few years returning to center stage. Inspired by the honky-tonks and dance halls of his youth, he released an EP in 2017 titled Hotels & Highways EP and just wrapped up a new album Rebels & Angels produced by Grammy winning songwriter/producer Luke Laird.